Bunnytown

Monday 1 September – Friday 5 September, 9am

Spring has sprung and the funny bunnies are up to mischief as usual. Get ready for a whole week of brand new episodes of BunnyTown this September.
Monday 1 September 2008: “Groovy Bunnies!”
In this episode, a hungry bunny loses his plate of spaghetti, Red & Fred try to get a new sofa into their house and the bunnies visit a new shop in ‘BunnyTown’…the ice-cream shop. Yum!
Tuesday 2 September 2008: “Bunnytown Chuckles!”
Norbert celebrates his birthday but the cake just doesn’t want to be eaten! Red and Fred’s garden needs a bit of watering but before the plants get watered they must tame the hose.
Wednesday 3 September 2008: “What A Bunnytown Hoot!”
“What a BunnyTown Hoot” Fred needs to dry his washing but nothing seems to work, until Red comes up with a great idea. Inventor Bunny has made a discovery – it’s not a good day for flying a kite, so he sets about making some wind.
Thursday 4 September 2008: “Bunny-A-Rama”
In “Bunny-A-Rama”, Melvin is playing his xylophone song but as he gets to the final note, the xylophone puts on a performance of its own! The invention of the day from ‘Inventor Bunny’ is bubble gum to blow giant bubbles but it gets ‘Inventor Bunny’ in to a sticky situation.
Friday 5 September 2008: “Get Fit, Bunnytown!”
The Bunnytown running race just can’t seem to get started because every time the official tries to begin the race, the runners don’t run but rather do something silly and unexpected. Red and Fred have got the fitness bug as well and they aren’t the only ones, a bug comes to visit an unsuspecting People Town fitness instructor.

Playhouse Disney – From Saturday 3 May, 12.30pm

Hip hop hooray it’s Saturday! New episodes of “Bunnytown” will be airing every Saturday and Sunday in May 2008 on Playhouse Disney. Watch your favourite Funny Bunnies as they make new friends in “People Town”. “Bunnytown,” is a humorous puppet variety show starring Superbunny, Li’l Bad Bunny, Space Bunny Sue, Professor Doodlebunny, the Bunnytown Band and many more.

Playhouse Disney – Saturday 23 March, 9.30am – 1.50pm

This Easter Sunday grab your little ones and hop quickly to Playhouse Disney for a marathon of “Bunnytown” episodes to celebrate all things bunny. We’ll be screening the first 10 episodes of this adorable new Playhouse Disney Original Series back to back. Produced by puppeteers from Sesame Street and Jim Henson Company, “Bunnytown” is a laugh-packed puppet variety show for preschoolers, which invites them to experience life through the eyes of the endearing, giggly bunny residents of Bunnytown. Set in a bustling world where laughter rules and carrots are a close second, the bunnies of “Bunnytown” create a fun-filled, comedic learning environment. Bunnytown has its very own superhero, inventor, caveman, mischief-maker, rock star and school-age bunnies, to name a few. The bunnies play, sing, dance, hike, go on picnics, and even blast into space. Some of the more curious bunnies burrow their way out of Bunnytown through colourful tunnels and emerge in the neighbouring Peopletown to observe the comical antics of their human counterparts, including a live-action Laurel and Hardy-style silent comedy team, among others. So find some bunny ears and tails and settle in for a morning of “Bunnytown” goodness this Easter Sunday on Playhouse Disney.

“Bunnytown” is a new music-filled, humour-filled puppet variety show produced by puppeteers from Sesame Street and Jim Henson Company. The series invites preschoolers to experience life through the eyes of a group of endearing giggly bunnies: Louise, Melvin, Super Bunny, Li’l Bad Bunny, Inventor Bunny, Disco Pirate Bunnies, the Bunnytown Band and many more bunnies.

Set in a bustling world where laughter rules and carrots are a close second, the bunnies of “Bunnytown” create a fun-filled, comedic learning environment. Bunnytown has its very own superhero, inventor, caveman, mischief-maker, rock star and school-age bunnies, to name a few. The bunnies play, sing, dance, hike, go on picnics, and even blast into space. Some of the more curious bunnies burrow their way out of Bunnytown through colourful tunnels and emerge in the neighbouring Peopletown to observe the comical antics of their human counterparts, including a live-action Laurel and Hardy-style silent comedy team, among others. Each half-hour episode features a wide range of original music representing a rich panoply of musical styles including hip-hop, disco, country, cool jazz, girl-group pop, klezmer, piano and guitar rag, and light opera. The Bunnytown Band, which was inspired by the looks and sounds of Earth Wind and Fire and Sly and the Family Stone, are a mainstay of every episode, performing their greatest hits such as “The Bunnytown Hop” and “Making Music.” The series’ educational curriculum is designed to support children as their understanding of, appreciation for, and participation in humour burgeons during the preschool years. “Bunnytown” draws its greatest influence from visual humour and visual support for verbal content. The series also takes early academic skills such as counting, shapes and vocabulary and places them in humorous context so that kids can learn while they laugh. In partnership with Disney Channel, “Bunnytown” is a production of Baker Coogan in the United Kingdom under the leadership of Martin Baker and Pete Coogan, long-time producers for the Jim Henson Company. The series creators are the three-man team of children’s television veterans David Rudman (Emmy nominated performer for “Sesame Street”), Adam Rudman (Emmy Award-winning “Sesame Street” writer) and Todd Hannert, creators of the hit preschool series, “Jack’s Big Music Show.” Todd Hannert and Terry Fryer are co-musical directors and composers. The curriculum advisor is Karen Leavitt, Ph.D.

Saturday 16 February, 12.30pm on Playhouse Disney
Then screening Saturdays and Sundays at 12.30pm and 6.30pm